Away day blues: Defeat for all Donegal sides in FAI Junior Cup

first_imgALL FOUR Donegal teams lost out in the FAI Junior Cup fifth round yesterday.Donegal League teams Drumoghill FC and Kildrum Tigers made their exits and were joined in defeat by Inishowen sides Glengad United and Greencastle FC.All four were away from home and defeat means that Donegal’s involvement in the competition is over for this season. Glengad reached the quarter-finals of the Junior Cup last season, when they lost to Pike Rovers, but Shane Byrne’s team will have to concentrate on domestic matters in Inishowen now after a loss to Crumlin United yesterday.The game was scoreless at half-time, but 16-year-old Kelvin Rogers put Crumlin in front.Before Glengad – two-in-a-row Inishowen League champions – could shake that goal from their system, Ian Touhy added a second and Dave Bracken’s third gave Robbie Keane’s former club a passage into the next round.Greencastle FC were in this stage of the competition for the first time ever, but Pat McLaughlin’s side lost 3-1 against Rush Athletic in north county Dublin. Action from the game is pictured above Donegal League champions Drumoghill made the long trip to Cork, but were beaten 3-0 by Grattan United. Goals by JP O’Sullivan and Greg Morrissey put Grattan 2-0 up and there was no way back for Drumoghill, as Garry Coughlan struck a third for the home side.Kildrum Tigers were at Abbeyfeale United in south Limerick, but the St Johnston men lost 5-0 against the Limerick Desmond League side. Thomas Smith’s hat-trick and goals by Paudie Smith and Packie O’Connor had Abbeyfeale 5-0 up at the break and Kildrum were left to rue some poor defending.Away day blues: Defeat for all Donegal sides in FAI Junior Cup was last modified: December 4th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Drumoghill FCGlengad UnitedGreencastle FCkildrum tigerslast_img read more

HEARTACHE AT FUNERAL OF DONEGAL RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER MARIE

first_imgMarie Fleming and husband TomTHERE were emotional scenes today at the funeral of Donegal native Marie Fleming, the multiple sclerosis suffer who had campaigned for the right to die at a time of her choosing.Ms Fleming passed away last week, months after losing her legal bid to change the law here.But her partner Tom Curran told mourners at her funeral in Avoca, Co Wicklow, that Marie loved life. He said she was a unique, beautiful person who “had strength and determination beyond belief.”Mr Curran said caring for his partner for the last two decades was the most important thing he ever did in his life.She is survived by her children Corinna and Simon and stepson David, as well as two brothers, a sister and grandchildren.Corinna read a letter that her mother had written for the service. In the letter Marie thanked her legal team, saying it was better to have tried and failed then not to have tried at all.In a message for Tom, she had written: “Thank you for loving me, caring for me.” HEARTACHE AT FUNERAL OF DONEGAL RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER MARIE was last modified: December 22nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AvocadonegalMARIE FLEMINGMSTom CurranWicklowlast_img read more

LesvosCorfu and Laconia up in flames

first_imgA wildfire that broke out on Thursday in the region of Ano Tompra, west of Gythio in Laconia prefecture, located in the southern province of Peloponnese, has burned its way through the village of Lygereas, threatening private houses and destroying forest land and crops. Fifteen firemen with seven fire engines, 15 firemen on foot and four water-bombing aircraft participated in the firefighting efforts. Wildfires that did not threaten inhabited regions were burning on the northeast Aegean island of Lesvos and on the Ionian Sea island of Corfu. On Lesvos, a wildfire broke out in an inaccessible forest region of Nyfida. A total of 26 firefighters with 13 fire engines and eight firemen on foot were battling the blaze assisted by three local authority firefighting vehicles and ten volunteers. Four water-bombing aircraft and a helicopter were also operating in the region, hampered by strong winds. On the island of Corfu, the wildfire that broke out on Tuesday in the region of Loutses was still burning yesterday, fanned by strong winds while firefighting efforts were hampered by the region’s terrain. Five water-bombing aircraft, a helicopter, nine fire engines with a crew of 17 firefighters and five firemen on foot participated in the efforts to contain the fire. Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more